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June 17, 2014
WATER WORLD
US hosts talks to save oceans under 'siege'
Washington (AFP) June 15, 2014
US Secretary of State John Kerry launches an unprecedented global effort Monday to save the world's oceans under siege from overfishing, climate change and pollution. Heads of government and state as well as ministers from some 80 countries will gather with researchers and experts from the fishing, plastics and farming industries for the two-day conference aiming to find ways to protect the planet's seas and marine life. "The oceans are a passion of mine and always have been, from the time I was ... read more
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FROTH AND BUBBLE

China official blasted for blaming lead poisoning on pencils
A Chinese government official who blamed lead poisoning in more than 300 children on the possible chewing of school pencils was excoriated in state-run media and ridiculed online Monday. ... more
PILLAGING PIRATES

Malaysian navy foils pirate attack in South China Sea
Malaysia's navy has fought off a pirate attack on a tanker off its east coast in the South China Sea, the International Maritime Bureau said Sunday. ... more
WHALES AHOY

Sea Shepherd battles to stop Faroes' dolphin 'grind'
Hundreds of Sea Shepherd activists are heading for the Faroe Islands for an unprecedented campaign against a traditional dolphin hunt that they call "an obsolete massacre," the conservation group said Friday. ... more
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WATER WORLD

Malawi's prized chambo fish faces extinction
In the decade that fisherman Edward Njeleza has been trawling the deep, clear waters of Lake Malawi in Africa's Great Rift Valley, he has seen his once abundant catch shrink by 90 percent. ... more


WATER WORLD

Kerry issues urgent call to save oceans
US Secretary of State John Kerry sounded the alarm Monday on the perils facing the world's oceans, calling for a global strategy to save the planet's life-giving seas. ... more
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CLIMATE SCIENCE

Obama renews climate change push
President Barack Obama renewed his campaign to curb carbon emissions Saturday, saying the debate over climate change is over. ... more
FAST TRACK

New York's High Line fetes fifth birthday
New York's High Line - a public park built on elevated former train tracks - is celebrating its fifth birthday, with officials claiming it attracts more tourists than the Statue of Liberty. ... more
24/7 Energy News Coverage
Solar System Transforms Fallow Land Into Money Generating Asset

Fukushima accepts 'temporary' radioactive waste storage

HelioSage Energy Announces Sale of 12 Solar Projects in North Carolina

VIASPACE Establishes Giant King Grass Research Collaboration With California

Ceres to Expand Product Development in Sorghum and Sugarcane

Cenex Tank Program assists retailers offering E15

SunShare Announces Program to Provide Free Electricity

DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Ten migrants die in shipwreck off Libya: Italian navy
Italian sailors have recovered 10 bodies of migrants after a rubber dinghy sank off the Libyan coast, Italy's navy said Saturday. ... more
WHALES AHOY

Japan kills 30 minke whales in the name of 'science'
Japan continues to hunt and kill whales, despite a ruling earlier this year by the International Court of Justice that said Japan's whaling activities in the Southern Ocean around Antarctica were a violation of international law. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

100 days after MH370, Malaysia vows to keep searching
Malaysia's government pledged on Monday that it "will not rest" until missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 is found, as it marked the 100th day since the plane vanished on March 8 with 239 passengers and crew. ... more
Startup in the Land of the Rising Sun; A Japanese Solar Venture - by Bradley L. Bartz


WOOD PILE

Australian natural wonders under UNESCO spotlight
Australia is home to some of the most pristine environment on Earth, but two of its most high-profile protected areas face threats to their status as World Heritage Sites at a UNESCO meeting starting Sunday in Doha. ... more
DEMOCRACY

Media watchdog urges Jordan king to reform anti-terror law
Media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Monday urged Jordan's King Abdullah II to reform the country's "repressive" anti-terrorism law, saying recent amendments to the legislation are "disturbing." ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
'Up to 15,000 Russian soldiers' sent to Ukraine, say rights groups

UN Human Rights Council to send mission to Iraq to probe IS crimes

Kiev warns of 'great war' with Russia as its forces retreat

Australia PM says 'extreme force' justified against IS

Merkel says arms aid for Iraqi Kurds also defends Europe

Philippines foils 'anti-China' bombing plot: govt

Pakistan anti-PM protesters storm state TV

SHAKE AND BLOW

Moderate quakes hit near Japan's Fukushima
Two moderate earthquakes struck off Japan's eastern coast near Fukushima early Monday, the US Geological Survey said, but officials said there was no immediate risk to the stricken power plant. ... more
ABOUT US

Inca trails, ancient French cave vie for World Heritage status
Inca trails spanning six countries and a French cave with some of the earliest known paintings are among the sites expected to get World Heritage status at a UNESCO meeting that started Sunday in Doha. ... more
SINO DAILY

Police arrest 21 in Hong Kong new town protest
Police used pepper spray to scatter protesters at Hong Kong's government headquarters in an angry rally against plans for a new town development, with 21 arrested, officials said Saturday. ... more
FLORA AND FAUNA

Great white sharks plentiful off US west coast
Great white sharks are likely rising in numbers off the coast of California and are not at risk of extinction despite some reports to the contrary, US researchers said Monday. ... more
DISASTER MANAGEMENT

With China as guest, G77 summit seeks new development pledges
Leaders of developing nations plus China meet here Saturday to draft a global anti-poverty agenda at a summit that also showcases Latin America's burgeoning relationship with the Asian giant. ... more

FLORA AND FAUNA

Satao, Kenya's beloved elephant, slaughtered by ivory poachers
A giant elephant known throughout Kenya as Satao was recently found dead, killed by poachers for the male's enormous tusks. Regarded as the largest elephant in Kenya - and maybe the world - Satao was a adored by his countrymen and by the tourists that came to visit him. ... more
CLIMATE SCIENCE

Struggling climate talks look to UN summit for push
A new round of talks on climate change sputtered to a close on Sunday, placing the onus on a UN summit in September to boost momentum for a global pact by the end of 2015. ... more
Space News from SpaceDaily.com
Japan space agency unveils asteroid hunting probe

Opportunity Flash-Memory Reformat Planned

Chilly end for geckos sent into space by Russia

Why sibling stars look alike: Early, fast mixing in star-birth clouds

Astrophysicists Report Radioactive Cobalt in Supernova Explosion

How might El Nino affect wildfires in California?

Radio telescopes settle controversy over distance to Pleiades

SINO DAILY

China official probed for 'disciplinary violations': media

SINO DAILY

Construction stopped on replica of ancient Chinese ship

CLIMATE SCIENCE

Minimum CO2 price of $32 needed to curb warming: study

WOOD PILE

Saving trees in tropics could cut emissions by one-fifth

ABOUT US

Seafarers brought Neolithic culture to Europe, gene study indicates

FLORA AND FAUNA

Making new species without sex

WATER WORLD

How red tide knocks out its competition

ABOUT US

Serious challenges to 'New Urbanist' communities

FARM NEWS

Findings may advance iron-rich, cadmium-free crops

WATER WORLD

Water found to provide blueprints for root architecture

Wolves in wolves' clothing not all the same

Climate change beats biodiversity as a priority

Going inside an ant raft

Sun shoots off third solar flare in two days

Singapore casino stops serving shark fin

Kenya ivory smuggler suspects charged: court

China pollution arrests rise as Beijing pushes green agenda

The solar wind breaks through the Earth's magnetic field

Quarter of Djibouti population desperate for drought aid: UN

Cristina strengthens to category four hurricane: NHC

Viewing plant cells in 3-D (no glasses required)

Energy demands of raising a pup push sea otter moms to the limit

Motherhood is no picnic for sea otter moms

Warming climates intensify greenhouse gas given out by oceans

Forest loss starves fish

For forests, an earlier spring than ever

Newly discovered paddle prints show how ancient sea reptiles swam

A plan to share the carbon budget burden

Palmer amaranth threatens Midwest farm economy

Scotland attracts more investments to renewable energy sector

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